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it means the candidate can't star in the ads. right. we could go mitt romney event and film romney footage. would we getting the same things the news crew get. we can't shoot an ad of romney talks to the call are a why he'll be the best president. what it does is the anticoordination laws they almost make all the outside group negative because at that point you know we're not coordinating with barack obama to run a negative ad about him. we were to run a poz ad about mitt romney people would question where you get the footage from. in 2010 cross roads ran an ad supportive of now senator rob portman in the ohio senate race, we had pulled the video food age from a public i are available place youtube. -- [inaudible] within the fcc over something silly perversely the campaign laws have created a situation there's a lot of contrast advertising because of the prohibition. >> the committee is due. the economic their inexpect arms they doing a bunch of comparative ads. they don't coordinate each of the candidates is throwing the information on the party website. democrats, republicans same thing.
the state; right? giving that i don't think the romney campaign does that, i'll encourage you to buy the book and give to a democrat. read it, give it to a democrat, and ask them -- maybe an independent, someone who has not decided. ask them to respond specifically to the aferghts. it's not going to embarrass you. it's not crazy talk. you know, i believe the president was born in hawaii, okay? i'm really radical in that regard. i think he's a citizen, and i think he's a good guy, a nice dad, and i wouldn't mind having a beer with the guy given joe biden doesn't come along. [laughter] i wouldn't. [applause] he's not qualified to be the president. he's in over his head. it's been a disaster. thank you for coming and agreeing with me tonight. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, hugh. he agreed to answer questions before he goes in the lobby and signs a million copies of the great new book. the first question is this gentleman right here. >> i'm kendal bolen. with obama care, how do you see the positions in the medical profession voting? with the military cutbacks, how do you s
. i think the right way to think about it is to think of almost be to romney administration, sort of november 7 them to let's say set timber 30th, 2013, which is deal with the immediate issues that got to do with. and that's going to be very much mike levin, chief of white house staff, paul ryan as vice president who knows a heck of a lot about this and whoever is the treasury secretary meeting twice a day i would guess at the white house at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with senior white house staff and maybe the hhs secretary needs to be in as many. and everyone else is getting their asses and sectors confront a getting to know the authorizing committees on the. than the rest of the romney administration were hoping would move to more of a modernizing government and a whole bunch of other things that could be done in a bunch of departments which we need to be approved. but i do think at least my sense is the romney people and i think you're right about this, very focused on the first six, nine months. if you want to do that you do need a extremist on white house and omb control. if i were ad
by conservative advance. i mean, if it's not impossible, looks unlikely right now. it's impossible romney could win and bring in a republican senate and maintain a republican control of the house and could expeditiously set out to replace repeal and replace obamacare and to undo some other things done by the obama administration. if that works, if it lasts, if republicans don't runway from it, and at the polls in 2014 and 2016, the voters confirm the move then liberal, i think, is in a spiritual crisis. their hold -- to the extend they have the old time religion it's because they believe they're on the right side of history. if history turns against them, then the ground of their confidence is shake. in this respect, it's not unlike communism. a different phenomena. but still, it rests on a kind of marxist confidence that in the end there will be universal revolution and a society and all will make sense. but when they began to doubt that, you know, then the foundations of marxist -- crumbled and even a structure is massive and with as many mega tons as the soviet union disappeared before our e
and the groups on the left and governor rod and groups on the right it is governor romney side as heavyweight on television but it's relatively close but it is an aggregate that the is on is on that site. that is an important part. this used to be the party committees, republican national committee and the democratic national committee used to be able to do this. as well intentioned as finance reform is, basically the entities that are most accountable for the voters at the candidates themselves. they have to go out, put their faces in in adeimantus i i've authorized is. they're ultimately the people are voted on. a kind of next let out would be the party committees because of their control by the elected officials. they are held to account, the closest thing other than the candidates being held to account by the voters. what you saw is a figure that out in terms of the party committee site. they figure that out right away, and you have done this. this is the result of a large of people wanting to think that money has no place in politics and what they did is they ended up putting money outsi
romney and groups on the right, it is governor romney site come if he will come it has a heavier weight. it is relatively close, but it is an aggregate on that side. that is an important part of campaign finance reform. this used to be the party committee, the republican national committee eusebio to do this and it is important to note that as well finances the reform has come and the accountable are the candidates themselves. they have to go out, stands behind the ads in fact authorize this. they are ultimately the people voted on. the next player i would be the party committees because they are controlled by the elected officials or party folks. they are held to account. the closes thing other than two candidates. this well-intentioned campaign finance reform to put it out. if you see the dgi and rga on the committee side, they figure that out right away and you have done this and this is the result of a lot of people well-intentioned thinking that money has no place in politics. they ended up putting money outside. so they are outside of the candidates. the sheer spending by the cand
of the challenges the romney campaign is going to have the criticism is that he's not connecting. right, you hear that a lot. he doesn't connect. what's wrong with mitt romney and actually, i don't know he seems like a nice enough guy. he was my governor for awhile and i thought hef competent in massachusetts. one things he hasn't done in connecting it's not like he not connecting with people. i know, that. the thing that is going on, he's not been able to say why his time at bain would make him ready for president and that's the connection that i think people are not seeing, and he can get warm and talk about roses on the mother's bedside table like at the convention. it's moving. until he starts connecting in that way, i think he's going continue to struggle on the front. i think the obama campaign going in to the debates, doesn't the burden here. but probably would, you know, should talk about what the next four years will be like, and i expect that that will happy during the debate. but i said that here. because i'm talking tactically here. the challenger has the burden. we have a history wit
romney said it the other day, i had to look at the notes to see i had it right, and the criminal justice system because in addition to the discrimination that violates the law, job discrimination, discrimination in housing and housing finance and so on, we have what we all know in terms of the structural, institutional discrimination of how our schools ordinary reason and opee systemmings and michelle alexander and the new jim crow, published by the new press, has made so clear how our criminal justice system operates. now, that's the basic set of things that we talk about in the book. i also talk, and i won't go into it in great length here, but about poverty in relation to place. our inner cities, app -- appalachia, colonial south texas, all of that because that's where we have the persistent poverty where we have the intergenerational poverty, and it -- i found it very interesting. i was down in north carolina the last three days in the blue place in north carolina. you have to be -- you want to be safe, you stay in duhram, capitol hill okay, raleigh sort of. i went through what i jus
after this election if romney loses. he wasn't far right enough. i wonder if the morning after the morning after. people would say we have gone too far to the right and we need a different republican party which i think the country desperately needs because it needs to be center-left and it's the only way we agree to get big compromises on these issues. >> can i add the role of history suggests the clinton and ronald reagan the second term as the productive term, the big achievement so it's hard to know whether the republican party will -- where they will push the blame if that happens, but the question is how they decide to spend the next four years and i think it's very hard to tell but there is some hope in looking back at both clinton and reagan. >> he was also a far right to limit took running the republican party at the time whoever they equivalent was a time and. but in fact he wasn't. life was a little more complicated by the fearful analogy. >> he raised taxes -- >> i think that's why the parties in opposition tend to be less responsible than parties of power. i think
. katherine, go ahead, you're on the air. >> caller: the thing that governor romney did well or right when he was governor. i was on the health care plan for two months when my husband was between two different jobs, and i found that the massachusetts health care law better than the one i'm on now which is blue cross blue shield. >> host: thanks for the call. let's hear from john in georgia on the republicans' line. good morning, john. >> caller: good morning. as i understand it in, in 2006, massachusetts required everybody had insurance, and we didn't do anything to address costs. now, six years later, we are trying to address costs, and we're going something similar to what the affordable care act's doing where we penalize hospitals. both laws are flawed in my view. i want your feedback because we all know that 80% of our medical issues are tied to personal behavior to if i'm a smoker, if i drink, my recovery rates or readmission rates are higher for somebody whoa gets up and drinks a green tea and eats oatmeal. there's a difference. hospitals and providers, if i was a provider, and i knew
care reform. that's not really reasonable. romney has a real chance to govern with the center-right agenda and obama will have to come to the center if he wants to govern. >> back in the corner there's a question. >> sabrina siddiqui with the "huffington post." the last couple of weeks in particular have been very difficult for governor romney and his campaign. they've announced a couple of restarts or reboot says they've called them. where do you think his campaign has been missing the mark and what do you think he needs to come out and do where do you think his campaign has been missing the mark and what do you think he needs to come out and do in the first presidential debate in the remaining missing the mark and what do you think he needs to come out and do in the first presidential debate and the remaining five weeks? >> so i ran for president and failed miserably. i'm in no position to opine on this one. that is for darn sure. i am not much of a political analyst anyway. but let me just draw from a little bit of experience and say that, you know, it helps when you look into th
. everything i've read them the news right now is met romney is having and i can take the obama campaign should expect it to because that is what happens this time of year. i will go back and tell you a little about 2007. 2007, were going about six months at this stage. we were six months into the campaign at this stage four years ago. we were focused on iowa. we believe we had to win iowa to have a shot at the nomination. if we lost iowa, we were going to have some problems. there is a much more narrow path to the nomination. and so, everyone was really focused on the four early states to which included new hampshire, nevada and south carolina. in september, things are really starting to happening. you're starting to see things come together after many months. you're making a final tuneup's about 12 weeks away. and because the car you have around labor day is a car you will drive right through the primaries, so you'd think moving stuff around, getting people into positions. he was in mid-september when this poll drop. i'm just going to say, was the same poll we had been seen for a couple month
romney had in mind when he wanted to say states have rights. what about the city's rights to elect their own elected officials? and help do they own? when you say government interference, i understand you were talking about the federal government, but i heard mitt romney say that states' rights, is it the rights of the state's coming into the cities to overthrow the local municipalities? if that's a big government, small government, i don't know, is it controlled government? i think they have a right to control their own destiny in their own city. so the public is on the ballot in november, and i am turning everybody in michigan to vote down. we don't need dictatorship. it is a dictated view. >> host: thanks so much on the mall of the government in relation to the city and its relationship with federal government. and detroit. swb writes the government should do its job and maintain the general welfare. from debate news the numbers are in on how many people watched on television. more than 600 million watched the debate in this election cycle nearly 15 million were going to watch t
, everybody knows mitt romney is having a rough patch as presidential candidate, but all right, all right. but a sentence i have not heard uttered anywhere is, if only donald trump had been the nominee. [laughter] because as you recall he sort of build his campaign around the idea that barack obama was born in kenya, or somewhere other than the united states. but that campaign could not take off exactly. mitt romney is therefore better or worse. and in all seriousness, when barack obama's parents got married in 1960, it wasn't in kenya. it was in hawaii. they got married in hawaii. there were people in prison in this country for racial intermarriage. that's no joke. it was illegal in 20 states in 1960, and it gives you an idea of how much the country has changed in a good way. but right after richard nixon became president, for vacancies appeared on the sprinkler. you never know how that's going to work. jimmy carter is the only president in american history to serve a full term without having a single nominee. there were no vacations while he was there. richard nixon was only president f
and the republican plan on medicare. >> before you jump and glen let me push back a little here. >> go right ahead. [laughter] >> a day or two before governor romney made his decision on running mates i was talking with stan greenberg, another democratic pollster and he runs a democracy corps with james carville and they have been desperately trying to use the ryan plan you know, to basically beat republican members of congress about the head with the ryan plan and with minimal success because of what you said. nobody knew who paul ryan was and as we were getting off the phone, i think i said look, i will give you this. i don't think romney, governor romney, is going to pick paul ryan but if he does, okay we will have another conversation because it strikes me that democrats have not effectively made medicare and the ryan plan -- i have seen all the polling that shows how it moves people in polls. i haven't seen them really inflict a lot of bodily damage on republicans on the ryan plan, on medicare so far. am i missing something? has it had an effect, or not? >> the flip answer would be we will fi
rating and a general improvement in the right direction, wrong direction numbers that have occurred the last several months. the president has enjoyed an unfavorable positive rating in each state. romney's likability score has been more mix. with the exception of virginia, north carolina and florida, his strongest three states, his likability has been upside-down. that may have changed but we will be in our next round of polls interested to see if the debate has reset the campaign in terms of these numbers. you have heard a lot of -- that was sold. pathways to the 270 alecto world votes and how president obama probably has more pathways to that war easier ways of putting that together because it was built in the. state/read state differences but let me make a couple points on this. if you start with the. states and add florida which is 29 it is that 2 is 66 and would meet any of the other states to get 270. if you start again with the 237 and give romney ohio--give romney florida but obama of ohio, he is at 255 and obama would need two under states as long as one of them isn't new h
of combination that is taking place that's i think a little more active on the democratic side right now than on the republican side. >> host: so you would give probably obama the yet vintage with this sort of technique. >> guest: the romney campaign proved itself in the primary. it's to be very smart, to be disciplined. and i think a member of the biggest success, sort of how they went about winning iowa and without drawing too much attention to it for a long time and how they won the subsequent states and all of those pretty small footprints on the ground or evidence of their ability to sort of outfox their opponents by using the data. what, they are scrambling to sort of build anything approaching the obama campaign and approaching the invention of the obama campaign the type of problems that you can solve in six months are obviously going to be a lot smaller than the problems you can try to solve in four years. >> host: do you think this campaign is going to rely more on messaging or on the targeting techniques? what is the mix? how much -- as the method still matter or is it you can just
and there is a collimation that is taking place that i think is a little more active on the democratic side right now than on the republican side. >> host: that's interesting so you would give about -- obama the advantage with this sort of type attack may? >> guest: the romney campaign proved itself in a primary, to be very smart, to be disciplined and the number of their biggest successes, sort of how they went about winning iowa and without drawing too much attention to doing it for a long time and how they won subsequent states, all of this pretty small for evidence of their the ability to outbox santorum and some of the other and opponents opponents by using data. but, they are scrambling to sort of build everything against the obama campaign and anything approaching the ambition against the obama campaign in six months are obviously going to be smaller in four years. >> host: do you think that this campaign is going to rely more on messaging in the presidential campaign or on the targeting technics? what is the next? i mean how much -- does the message still matter or can you just fine-tune it and ta
is there a way, are you doing anything to get into the debate cycle with obama and romney? >> host: we had a similar question, governor johnson, via twitter. what do you say? >> guest: well, right now i'm excluded from the first debate. the commission that determines who gets in the debates is the presidential debate commission, and guess what? the presidential debate commission is private, and they're made up of republicans and democrats with absolutely no interest whatsoever in seeing a third voice on stage. we have filed three lawsuits to get me on stage based on other third-party candidates who have filed lawsuits. there doesn't seem to be, there doesn't seem to be much hope, but we filed on anti-trust grounds, something that has not been done before. >> host: how much do these debates matter, gary johnson, and what are you looking forward to hearing on wednesday? >> guest: well, the debates are tantamount to my having a chance at winning. without being on the debates, i think that, um, you know, you can just kind of close the lid on being able to win the campaign -- win the election.
for a romney win which would ease some of that. on the democratic side, there just isn't that collection of people right now. it doesn't mean that at no point in future will there be a large amount of very wealthy liberals, because they're out there who will pony up money. it's just a this cycle, very even if the saving grace of the president is he has improved in 2008, he is equally able to raise enormous amounts of money in very small amounts in political terms, enormous amounts of people. we're talking, i think we're up to $3 million for his campaign purchase either an idea of how it differs from what romney has been raising, this is three reports the camera, primary fundraising through the end of august, barack obama has raised 147 million, or 34% of his primary dollars of people who gave under $200. these are people mostly going online or respond to text messages or being hit by campaign aides as he walked precincts. and these are nations, depends on the month, but they average in 15, 20, $30 range. but it adds up to an enormous amount of money. romney so far this cycle, in a moment
think we really are in standstill mode unfortunately the u.s. economy right now. >> another story from "politico" this morning. here's the headline. wall street braces for an obama win. mitt romney was wall street candidate committed to lower taxes and less regulation would never rip anchor says fatcats as president barack obama famously did. many masters of the universe can see they may not get their man to wall street in the broader landscape of corporate america even strong supporters of romney acknowledged a swing state polling numbers in the direction of economic data and market suggests it is time to brace for a second obama term. i want to ask you about using the word grace in this story. >> yeah, i mean, i think that the president has had an antagonistic relationship with business. i think that is pretty clear. and so, he did over the last several months i think lose the independent vote and certainly the business vote. and so, if the numbers show he's actually winning, i could understand that now they are disappointed because they were counting on some competition. but i don't
come out. i make no prediction. i ask myself if romney gets smashed, if he gets smashed, it would -- i happen to think the political problem in the country we have a center left party and we have a far right party. that is a structure problem. the republican party has gone nuts in my view. >> analytical judgment. [laughter] >> they've been simultaneously they have been at war with mas and physics at the same time. [laughter] on the deficit, it was, you know, deficit doesn't matter. and yeah and biology too a guy in missouri too. so the question to me is what happens the morning after the morning after the election if romney loses? the morning after they'll say it wasn't because he wasn't far night enough. i wonder the morning after the morning after. a lot of people say we have gone too far to the right. we need a different republican party. we need a center right republican party. i think the country needs. because it needs to be a check on the left and the center left, and it's the only way we're going get big comprises on the big issues. >> can i add, i mean, a little history can cl
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